Raila’s Azimio la Umoja Strategic Plan: What to Know

Raila’s Azimio la Umoja Strategic Plan: What to Know

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has launched ‘azimio la umoja’, a strategic plan aimed at uniting the country ahead of the 2022 General elections.

Raila Odinga’s campaign slogan Azimio La Umoja was reserved as a coalition name.

Registrar of political parties Ann Nderitu approved an application to reserve ‘Azimio la Umoja‘ as coalition name.

ODM Director of campaigns and Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohammed had written to Ann Nderitu requesting former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s campaign slogan name be used as a coalition’s name.

In a letter to Junet Mohammed dated Thursday, October 28, the registrar of political parties said the request by the ODM party has been granted.

Registrar of political parties Ann Nderitu approved an application to reserve ‘Azimio la Umoja’ as coalition name.

“Your application has been considered as required by law and the Azimio La Umoja has been reserved for use as political party coalition name,” she said.

In the letter, Nderitu further stipulated that an application for reservation of the name shall be for a period of not more than 90 days.

Junet, who is the Minority Chief Whip in the National Assembly, is also a member of the Jubilee-ODM-led coalition-building team together with Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju, his ODM counterpart Edwin Sifuna as well as Jubilee vice chair David Murathe.

Jubilee Secretary General, Raphael Tuju, told journalists that they are seeking to woo other political parties into their bandwagon to strengthen their Azimio la Umoja ahead of the 2022 General Election.

He stated that the party is engaged in talks with Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper, ANC (Musalia Mudavadi), and Ford Kenya (Moses Wetang’ula after its merger with KANU was suspended.

“The only position of Jubilee is that we are engaging with Wiper, ANC, and Ford-Kenya in the sense that the vision is to bring the country together. So it’s not exclusive to ODM. It’s just a matter of time and we will be announcing progress,” Tuju revealed.

This comes barely two months after the Jubilee Party National Management Committee (NEC) and Parliamentary leadership approved a pre-election coalition agreement with the Raila Odinga’s ODM party, a deal that could see the two parties field one presidential candidate.

Geoffrey Nevine — IT Services and IT Consulting

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